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Breaking: Official announcements on Matthews, Hainsey and Marleau

Babcock provides updates on three key players prior to puck drop tonight.

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Indications at the Toronto Maple Leafs' game day skate this morning were that Auston Matthews would return, with Ron Hainsey and Patrick Marleau potentially being out, as they were the only ones to miss practice.

Mike Babcock spoke to the media following the skate to provide updates on these three players.

The head coach confirmed that Matthews will indeed play tonight, slotting back on the team's top line. As for Marleau and Hainsey, he gave them the morning off, quoting the "over 37 rule".

Great news for Toronto fans.